Following a recent show, a new fan described Kalon Hart’s music as "Spiritual Americana" and the genre seemed apt. It's easy to hear the definite influence from the folk and singer-songwriting traditions, from rousing acoustic pop numbers recalling The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons, to haunting ambient guitar picking in the style of Gregory Alan Isakov and early-career Bon Iver. But there's definitely a unique additional element in play with Kalon Hart, a common lyrical thread in all his songs, and that's a desire to bring people back to their hearts and their spirits through emotional mastery and re-connection to the Earth.
This mission came recently and unexpectedly for Kalon Hart, who spent most of his life chasing superficial accomplishments and external validation in an unsuccessful attempt to ward off depression and a deep-rooted sense of unworthiness. But his personal healing journey heralded a spiritual awakening and revealed and the true nature of his musical gifts; they were not meant for satisfying his ego, but for spreading a divine healing message, and in writing songs about the healing process, his own emotional wounds were healed. Answering the call to sing only from his heart and leave all else behind, Kalon Hart chose his name: Kalon from ancient Greek meaning perfect, intrinsic beauty; and Hart for the male deer and its homophone, heart.
In his parallel "real world" life, Kalon goes by his birth name Rob Teehan, and was known in his homeland of Toronto, Canada as a composer and tuba player, alumnus of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Boxcar Boys, and The Heavyweights Brass Band, and had many musical adventures around the world before landing in Los Angeles four years ago. These days he spends most of his time writing music for film and TV while delving deeper into his newly-discovered songwriting gifts. His debut record, "Love Is Surrender", was released in the summer of 2019.